2017 was the year of the Switch. Nintendo’s gaming device - half portable, half home console - blew away sales expectations and was almost almost impossible to get hold of in the US for months after its launch.

Now though, you can find some great Switch deals if you know where to look, both on the console itself and on the games you’ll want to play on it. Here at Tech Advisor, we’re constantly scouring the web for the best Nintendo Switch prices, bundles and game discounts available, so if and when there are any you will find them right here on this page.

Best Nintendo Switch deals right now

Below is our pick of the best Switch deals available this month. Over Black Friday and Christmas of 2017, Switch deals were among the fastest selling available. We’re not expecting 2018 to be much different, so if you see a deal that catches your eye it’s important not to hesitate because you’ll risk missing out.

Cheap Switch prices: What to look for

There’s some bad news to get out of the way first: realistically, you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up for massive savings on the Switch. Blame the console’s popularity for that - people are still buying it in droves at full price, so retailers really don’t have much reason to slash prices in order to move stock.

Still, there are sure to be some discounts around if you know where to look. Not many stores tend to cut prices on the Switch itself - at least not by more than £10 - but keep an eye out for good bundles, which offer the console alongside a game or extra accessories. Switch games can cost £40 or more, so the saving overall if you buy a bundle can be much more than a £10 saving on the Switch on its own, for example.

And even if you don’t want all of the games in the bundle you could always sell or trade in those games afterwards. We have some tips on how and where to do that here.

There are plenty of brilliant Switch games available, but our pick of the best include The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Odyssey so deals on Switch bundles that include those are among the best. Check out our round-up of the best Nintendo Switch games for more.

For people who already own a Switch, you’ll find some discounts on individual games, too.

Accessories might be a better bet though - the pricing of extra controllers was one of the big gripes a lot of people had with the console at launch, so we've seen a offers trying to shift stock of controllers and other accessories including carry cases.

Also remember that the Switch uses microSD cards for expandable storage, and USB-C for power - there are loads of great offers on memory cards and portable power banks, so we'd definitely recommend looking now if you're thinking of expanding your storage or grabbing a battery pack.

Where to find Switch deals

We're doing the hard work for you, so you can find the best Switch deals right here. Most major game retailers offer discounts from time-to-time, along with just about anywhere else that sells games.

Top tip: If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.

Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check:

Best cheap Nintendo Switch deals

1. Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition Mario Pack

From: Nintendo

Now: £339.99

This Nintendo bundle deal is essential for collectors. The console itself has a special edition design, as does the dock and controller. You'll also get a digital copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, an official steelbook, a hard pouch and a Battle Pad.

2. Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 128GB Card, Case and Headphones

From: Currys PC World

Was: £386.96

Now: £349.99  (£36.97 off)

Save nearly £40 on this mega Switch bundle from Currys. See other Switch bundle deals from Currys here.

3. Switch with Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze Bundle

From: Currys PC World

Was: £319.98

Now: £299.99  (£19.99 off)

4. Build Your Own Switch Bundle

From: Nintendo

Now: £329.99

Customise your own Switch bundle, including the console, a game, and a carry case.

5. Nintendo Switch Neon Red with Tennis Aces Bundle

From: Currys PC World

Was: £319.98

Now: £299.99  (£19.99 off)

6. Venom Switch Wheel Twin Pack

From: ShopTo

Was: £12.99

Now: £11.86  (9% off)

7. Nintendo Case and Screen Protector

From: ShopTo

Was: £19.99

Now: £14.86  (26% off)

Keep your device protected and clean with this case and LCD screen protector, now on sale on ShopTo.